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Back at the Loaf
Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Hello all,I hope all of you are doing exceptionally well as the Holiday seasonis upon us. Today started a three day race series (GS, GS, and SG) at Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine. It was great to be back racing at the Loaf.

I drew bib 12 and skied the first run with a very direct line. I took the Bode line- pinning off each turn with an occasional pivot, or speed-check, to keep me in the course. My line was clearly more direct and faster than anyone else's as I took a 1.4 second lead over the competition. Fast skiing is always fun and never gets old.

The second run did not go as planned. The fastest skier from the first run is required to start 30th on the second run. After a fast first run, I took the same cut-off-the-line mentality. However, it did not work. I nearly blew out of the course in every turny section. Despite the difficult course conditions and awful tactics, I kept going and finally crossed the finish line with a pathetically slow second run time. I thought it was all over, but luckily my fast first run kept me on top of the podium.

We'll try to be a bit more consistent tomorrow.

posted by Warner at 1/04/2006 07:13:00 PM


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